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Volume 4 Number 9:  28 February 2001

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the Week is from Hillsboro, Illinois.  Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Current Editorial
It Was a Great Week for the Climate Alarmists … Now Let's Pop Their Bubble!: There are scarcely words to convey the extreme farfetchedness of the catastrophic climate change scenario recently concocted by the IPCC intelligentsia.  Nevertheless, we find a few that do.

Subject Index Summaries
Interaction of CO2 and Light on Plant Growth: It is often said, especially by climate alarmists, that factors that limit growth in the natural environment will limit - and sometimes even negate - the growth-enhancing benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment.  Are such claims correct?  The scientific literature says…

Symbiont Shuffling as a Response to Coral Reef Stress: If one species of zooxanthellae "can't take the heat" of global or regional warming, corals seem ready and willing to find another that can.

Current Journal Reviews
Dramatic Changes in Climate Model Predictions of Sea Level Rise Due to CO2-Induced Global Warming: Sea levels no longer rise.  In fact, they fall!

The Thinning of West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier: How Serious Is It?: Enquiring minds want to know.  And we've got the answer!

Climate Variability Over the Holocene: Over the course of the current interglacial, earth has experienced - without any help from man - a number of climate variations of the type the climate alarmist crowd is predicting to occur as a consequence of continued anthropogenic CO2 emissions.  Hence, on the basis of false pretenses, they are well positioned to win the political global warming debate when such phenomena naturally recur.

Nectar Production in Melons Exposed to CO2-Enriched Air: Increasing the atmospheric CO2 concentration in a greenhouse in Israel significantly stimulated nectar production in melons.

Pumped Up Down Under: Australian Lupins Like CO2: Enriching the air with CO2 puts more photosynthetic products into the pods of Australian lupins.